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LaBella Super Alloy 52s

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by cfsporn, Jan 16, 2013.


  1. cfsporn

    cfsporn Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    Has anyone used these? What are they like?
     
  2. cfsporn

    cfsporn Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
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  4. cfsporn

    cfsporn Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
  5. knuckle_head

    knuckle_head

    Jul 30, 2002
    Seattle
    Disclosures:
    Owner; Knuckle Guitar Works & Circle K Strings
    Relatively bright and long lasting.
     
  6. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
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    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
  7. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    I'm curious. GHS pressurewounds are alloy 52 and awesome. I wonder what pure rounds are like.
     
  8. Duckwater

    Duckwater

    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    GHS Progressives are alloy 52 and they are awesome, my favorite nickel plated rounds by far. From my experiences with Labella I bet that they're even better.
     
  9. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya

    Dec 28, 2007
    Pressurewounds and Progressives use Alloy 52 I believe. Really dig the PW's and am about to use the Progressives. Haven't tried Labella and probably won't. I prefer GHS.
     
  10. Andy_D

    Andy_D

    Nov 28, 2009
    Corpus Christi, TX
    I'd like to hear as well. I have a set but have not tried them yet. Got a 3 pack from Jason at Basstringsonline. I have used the Stainless Steel Rounds (ex Hard Rockin' Steels), and they are awesome. The Nickels as well which I found OK but I Like Sunbeams better for a nickel string. I've been thinking about trying the GHS Pressurewounds.
     
  11. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    NYC
    Bumping this up as I'm curious about these as well and there's not much info about these on TB. I tried Boomer 52's and liked them but they were a bit too stiff feeling. Also the ball ends on GHS strings don't work with my current bass (don't fit into the ferules). I've liked other La Bellas so I'm thinking of trying the Super Alloy 52's. Can anyone compare them to other common nickel or steel strings (d'addario, dr) in terms of tension, brightness, scoop, longevity etc?
     
  12. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I have a set of these in my string box I've never used yet. I need to do that.
    Frankly, I'm soooo happy with the new Dunlop Super Bright Nickles, they're gonna have to be super really extremely good to get past those.
     
  13. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    NYC
    That's funny - I just put the Dunlops on this past weekend and am feeling the same way. I like trying new stuff though...
     
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  14. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    GHS Progressives are not plated. They are the 52 alloy wrap.
     
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  15. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Earth
    I have Labella Super Alloy 52s. They are excellent strings! They feel great, last a long time, are highly magnetic and versatile. I think you'll like them.
     
  16. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    NYC
    Root 5: can you compare these to some other strings you've tried? I'd like to hear what the mids/highs are like compared to other strings.

    Found this:

    Sounds like they are a bit thicker and mid forward than the Slinkies, which I've never tried.
     



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